All Ugandan and resident parents who desire to enroll their children at the Kampala International School Uganda (KISU) will get a 50 percent reduction on the fees to be paid for the school’s online programs, management has announced.
The opportunity comes amid ongoing lock-down on schools following the government directive and regulations on mitigating the spread of the deadly Covid-19 pandemic.
Under the theme: “Educating today’s children for tomorrow’s world”, the school said they are offering special bursaries during the Covid period.
School proprietor and businessman, Dr Sudhir Ruperalia confirmed the discount describing it as a special COVID relief to Ugandan parents and other parents resident in Uganda.
“KISU is offering big subsidies to Ugandans and other residents in Uganda as a COVID special. All classes online are fully operational,” he said.
A scan through the school’s website shows a range menu covering different subject areas for the world of tomorrow.
The school offers unified progression across the whole age range, relevant to social, cultural and geographical context, suits the needs of students as learners, takes into account of the needs of families who are often moving on to new international contexts after three or four years, incorporates the pedagogical values, principles and approaches that we as educationalists believe in and know to result in learning that is deep, lasting and transferable.
Established in 1993 with 67 students, KISU has grown steadily over time.
It currently accommodates about 460 students representing 60 nationalities. State-of-the-art facilities include four science laboratories, three computer laboratories, three music rooms, three performance areas, an indoor gym, outdoor basketball court, an eight lane competition swimming pool, libraries, smart boards in most classrooms and a five acre playing field. It has accreditation status with CIS and IBO.
KISU director, Terry Garbett in a message posted on the school website said that when you tour the school, you will see animated, engaged learners and that many will be working collaboratively, exchanging views and opinions and testing theories.
“As we listen at classroom doors, we will hear students asking as many questions as they answer, students taking risks and wondering out loud in their quest for greater and deeper understanding,” Terry said.
He explained: “we will be aware of the energetic call coming from each classroom; we will notice how rarely the teachers are to be seen talking to students from the front of the classroom- they seem more commonly to be found working with groups, pairs or individuals, listening to their ideas and guiding their learning by asking them to refine or clarify or evaluate their approaches.”
According to Terry, talking to students about their work, you will find them enthusiastic, even emotional, about their learning you will be struck by how clearly they seem to understand their learning goals and the purpose behind the activities they are engaged in.
“And these activities seem to be requiring them to explore, to inquire, to hypothesise, to evaluate, to analyse and to create,” he added.
Terry said that a great school helps students to develop qualities as learners and leaders that will serve them well throughout their adult lives such as: resilience, empathy, creativity, commitment, adaptability, self-confidence and humility.
He added that a great school helps students to acquire transferable skills like teamwork, analysis, problem-solving, effective communication, evaluation, active listening, reflection and research; and, just as importantly, it helps students to shape and consolidate core values such as tolerance, integrity, altruism and hard work. KISU is such a school.
Terry said that KISU is blessed with a truly international staff and student body made up of over 50 nationalities as well as a physically warm, tolerant and welcoming ethos but to these inherent advantages it has added over the years a wide range of events, strategies and activities designed to shape and develop the whole child.